Archive for January, 2015

Free Memberships to Westercon 69 to be available

From February 15-25, 2016 fans of color/non-white fans who are planning well ahead may request free memberships to Westercon 69, July 1-4, 2016 (note: not 2015), Portland, OR, USA. Westercon is an annual West Coast convention. Its 2016 Guests of Honor and Special Guests are: Writer Guest of Honor: John Scalzi; Special Guest: Charles Stross; Fan Guest of Honor: David D. Levine; Artist Guest of Honor: Theresa Mather. Westercon 69 has donated 10 attending memberships to Con or Bust.

The full list of other cons that have donated assistance may be found at the upcoming cons page; and here’s how to request assistance.

free memberships: Dysprosium (Eastercon), JOFCon, Wincon

Fans of color/non-white fans interested in SFF and SFF cons, I have three new con membership donations to announce. Available now:

  • Dysprosium, 3-6 April 2015, Heathrow, UK. Dysprosium is the 2015 Eastercon; its Guests of Honor are Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Herr Döktor, and Caroline Mullan.

    Dysprosium has donated two memberships to Con or Bust, of which one remains. ETA: in what has to be a speed record, this membership has now been claimed.

Available in the Feb. 15-25 assistance request period:

  • JOFCon MSP, October 9-11, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA. JOFs are Journeymen of Fandom, including Journeywomen, Journeypersons, Journeybots, Journeyfolk, Journeyfen, Journeyworkers, & Journeyplatypi. All are welcome, so long as they’re interested in learning more about fanac (“fannish activities”).

    JOFCon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

  • Wincon, October 15-18, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Wincon’s mission is to bring together a diverse group of internet-based media fans in an inclusive environment to engage in fannish activities and foster meaningful connections. We aim to provide programming created and led by attendees, on topics drawn from a variety of sources and involving everything from detailed meta to wildly creative fanworks, encompassing all aspects of fandom culture.

    Wincon has donated ten memberships to Con or Bust.

Check out the full list of cons for which assistance is available now or in the upcoming request period, and spread the word!


This is an archive view of Con or Bust's 2013-2016 auctions and posts. For the 2017 auction, to request assistance, and other current information, please see Con or Bust's main site.